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FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2015

Swearing-In Bibles Have Back Story 

When Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little takes the oath of office on the Statehouse steps this morning, he'll rest his hand on a Bible that was printed 126 years ago in Scotland. His great-grandparents presented the small, black volume to his 24-year-old grandfather in 1894,...

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Parting Shot -- 1.9.15

FC Barcelona's Neymar, from Brazil, reacts, during the round of 16 first leg Copa del Rey soccer match against Elche, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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TGIF Wild Card -- 1.9.15 

Have you tried the new feature, provided by Techmeister Dan, yet? All users, including mobile ones, can click on the orange "Huckleberries Online" banner at top of blog to get direct access to "Recent Comments." Mobile users (click on down arrow) no longer have to...

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Driggs 10th City To OK Anti-Bias Rule 

Aubrey Wieber reports in the Idaho Falls Post Register: "Driggs is the 10th Idaho city to pass a non-discrimination ordinance to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Members of the Driggs City Council unanimously approved the ordinance Tuesday night. Councilman Ralph…

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Cutline Contest -- 1.9.15 

Pioneer's head coach Jordon Poynor reacts to a call by the referee in his game against DeSales Tuesday McLoughlin High School in Milton-Freewater, Ore. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin: Michael Lopez) Thursday Winner --

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ABC Revokes Grail's Liquor License 

News release from Idaho State Police: "Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) has revoked the liquor license for the business operating as The Grail Restaurant and Multipurpose Arena in Kootenai County. This administrative action was taken after The Grail did not contest the charges...

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We're No. 46: Idaho Ed Ranking

Idaho received a spotty D-plus grade in state rankings released Thursday by Education Week. In particular, Idaho was marked down on two perennial trouble areas: K-12 funding and access to preschool and kindergarten. But despite its overall No. 46 ranking, Idaho received some average and…

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Police: No Child Enticement 

A report of a possible child enticement at Coeur d'Alene McDonalds, involving a transient, is a result of a misunderstanding, according to Coeur d'Alene Police Department spokesman Sgt. Christie Wood. After viewing a video of the incident at the Appleway restaurant, CPD detectives contacted the…

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Gookin's Wrong About Committees 71 

Seems Coeur d'Alene Councilman was shooting from the hip Tuesday night when he claimed that some residents serve on five or six city committees. Huckleberries has learned only 9 serve on more than 1 committee, none on more than 3. You'll find their names below ...

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Otter Defiant At Inaugaral 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter struck a defiant tone in his third inaugural address today, declaring, “We stand for what’s right, here in Idaho.” “Where we draw the line is having others’ views imposed on us as mandates out of misguided political correctness or a lack of respect for our history, traditions and values,” the governor said in one of several a

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Mayor To Address Reagan Repubs

Mayor Steve Widmyer of Coeur d'Alene will speak to the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans next Thursday at noon at Fedora restaurant on Kathleen Avenue. Larry Seaward, VP of KCRR membership, tells Huckleberries that this is the first time that a Coeur d'Alene mayor has spoken…

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New Group To Stage '15 Hydro Races 

H1 Unlimited announced Friday an agreement with a new organization, Coeur d’Alene Hydroplane Regatta LLC, to stage hydroplane races on Lake Coeur d’Alene Aug. 14-16. The name of the event will change to Coeur d’Alene Silver Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race, replacing Diamond Cup. “We are...

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Gookin, Adams Oppose LCDC Pick 71 

Denny Davis was appointed Tuesday night to his third five-year term on the board of Lake City Development Corp. Barely. But the votes against Mayor Steve Widmyer's recommendation - which passed 3 to 2 with Councilman Ron Edinger absent -- were not because of Davis'...

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Obama Proposes Free College 28 

President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that he will propose free community college "for everybody who's willing to work for it." In what his advisers are calling a "State of the Union spoiler," Obama announced the plan in a video recorded on Air Force One as...

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Barbieri To Mind Idaho's Business 

Even before Vito Barbieri was first elected to the Idaho Legislature in 2010, he had questions about the role of government in regulating business and hindering competition. Just days after filing for office, he told the Coeur d'Alene Press "too many regulations have been implemented...

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AM Headlines -- 1.9.15 

AM Headline roundup includes links to stories re: Pinehurst restaurant reopening after damage from sewage and the work by Police Chief Scot Haug of Post Falls and a national group to reduce line-of-duty police slayings in this country.

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Police Kill Charlie Hebdo Suspects 

Three terrorists who seized hostages at separate locations and ignited fear across Paris were killed Friday along with three of their hostages as the gunmen clashed with thousands of French security forces. City officials scrambled to protect residents and tourists from further attacks, shutting down...

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Poll: Islam Not Peaceful Religion 14 

Thursday Poll: Nearly two-thirds of the respondents said that Islam isn't a peaceful religion. 58 of 88 respondents (65.91.%) took that position. Only 25 of 88 (28.41%) said Islam is a peaceful religion. 5 (5.68%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Do you support President Obama's call…

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Edit: Raul Is Growing Up

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, opinion writer Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune cheers Congressman Raul Labrador: "Beginning his fifth year in office, the Tea Party darling put his constituents first and voted to re-elect House Speaker John Boehner. That's in stark contrast…

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Buck Shot With Arrow Seeks Shelter 

A white tail buck that was shot in the hind quarter with an arrow has been staying in the yard of John Lawyer’s Coeur d’Alene home for the past few days. The 88-year-old Coeur d'Alene resident was alarmed to see a carbon fiber arrow protruding several inches from the backside of the frightened, four-point whitetail buck

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Letter: Raul Vote Miffs Backer 

No backbone then no change, Mr. Labrador! Well so much for democracy and representation in Idaho, and so much not making any New Year resolutions! This week, with his first vote of the 114th Congress, our newly re-elected Congressman, Mr. Raul Labrador, sold us out...

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